In Southern Africa
Mar 26th, 2013
LUSAKA: Zambia’s ex-president Rupiah Banda Tuesday pleaded not guilty to a charge of abuse of power linked to an oil contract signed while he was in office. He was arrested on Monday after being questioned by investigators over his role in a deal with a Nigerian firm. “No my Lord, I deny ...
Dec 8th, 2012
Gender equality is an issue that is afforded a significant amount of attention right now in Ethiopia. Many facets of public policy are designed to ensure the representation and benefit of women. For these reasons and many others, including the scores of exemplary women who have taken the lead against...
Oct 5th, 2012
A deputy attorney general in Pennsylvania and his wife have been charged with abuse and neglect of two children adopted from Ethiopia earlier this year. Douglas Barbour, 33, has been suspended without pay from his job with the attorney general’s office pending resolution of the charges, the Pittsburg...
Apr 16th, 2011
– An Egyptian court on Saturday ordered the dissolution of the political party of former President Hosni Mubarak, one of the demands of the protesters who ended his 30-year rule. The Higher Administrative Court in Cairo also ordered the liquidation of the assets of the National Democratic Party (NDP)...
In Crime & Corruption
Feb 10th, 2011
Eleven soldiers accused of raping more than 60 women in eastern Congo went on trial at a military court on Thursday. The men are alleged to have carried out the attacks on New Years Day in the town of Fizi, in the unstable province of South Kivu, where abuses are rife amid clashes between the [&helli...
In Crime & Corruption
Jan 11th, 2011
The homeless man was gathering wood when he heard a girl crying. He followed the sound, and caught the attacker red-handed while he was raping the 11-year-old. On Monday Patrick Montsho told the Pretoria Regional Court how he saw the young girl trying to fight off her attacker on May 25, 2008. Pointi...
In East Africa
Dec 16th, 2010
The three Somali women sat huddled together in a corner of an empty, dusty room in a camp for displaced people in northern Somalia, their faces etched with grief and resignation. They were all rape victims. Two of them had been gang-raped, by up to six men. One of the women had a baby tied […]...
Nov 27th, 2010
All the way from North to Southern Africa rapists prowl the continent’s fields for their next victims. And it is of course women who bear the deepest scars from Africa’s wars. Writes Samantha Spooner:- The statistics out of the continent have never been more appalling. From Cairo to Cape, the contine...